Creative Entrepreneurs Academy

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Your Creative Hub for building sustainable change in the creative and cultural sector

We specialise in entrepreneurial training and provide business support for Cultural and Creative Professionals, Businesses and Organisations.

Our programme includes accessible basic business curricula as well as hands-on support throughout the vulnerable stages of setting up and developing a business.

We also help our clients to identify and access local and European funding opportunities.

Our aim is to improve the impact and profitability of Creative Freelancers and SME's through sector specific, practical, results-oriented and engaging entrepreneurial training, coaching and support in accessing funding.

We believe that tailored Entrepreneurial training is a critical element of every successful and sustainable creative career. We are ambassadors for bringing together the two apparently incompatible spheres of business and creativity to create a vibrant, dynamic culture and economy that supports and promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our aim is to increase the number of creative small businesses in Ireland and Europe and provide them with access to world-class business advice and support in a way that they understand and that will help them succeed.

Our Services:

Entrepreneurial Training

We train Creative Entrepreneurs how to START, DEVELOP and successfully RUN creative businesses. We help Creatives to identify what makes them DIFFERENT and NEEDED to increase their profitability and impact. We strongly believe in EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING which means learning by doing with less theory.

Coaching & Mentoring

Our Coaching and Mentoring services will provide you with EXPERIENCED, INDEPENDENT and PRACTICAL support, in an affordable and convenient way, helping you to find solutions that work for your creative business and allow you to make progress faster and with more focus than you could on your own.

Accessing Funding

We have 16 years of experience in writing and evaluating successful grant proposals for a myriad of Irish and European funding schemes. We specialise in Creative and Cultural funding from H2020, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens and Erasmus+.  We have also access to all grant databases in Ireland and in the EU.

Goals and Posts

It's been a little while since I was on the 6.30am train out of Wicklow for Connelly but now officially summer is over as its back to college for real.  Last weeks little expedition was only a precursor to the rest of the autumn but also a nice gentle break-in as it...

Setting Your Goals – Planning your runway

Setting your goals by having a vision is one thing but we also need to set the tasks you have to take so that you can reach your vision for the future.

Setting your goals – visioning your future

Visioning, especially by drawing it rather than writing it, is critical. Our brain finds that it can resonate with a picture, so if you want to have real value then draw it.

Latest News

What is Art without purpose?

Our mission is to give support and make sustainable the working lives of artists in all their diverse forms. To help them to define their purpose to enable them to make great art.

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Reboot yourself!

Why would you do something so stupid as not giving yourself time to reboot and to check things over, install new updates and make sure that we have deleted all of the old files we don’t need anymore? I mean that’s just plain stupid, of course we do that, NOT!!

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OK, so now you stand out, what then? Visibility and marketing.

Visibility and marketing OK, so you've made your product or service stand out, what then? Standing out is one thing but without any clients then you're not really standing out, only standing in an empty office.  One thing about standing out is that you need to have...

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Know what you want to find out

Ask your clients about a specific problem / question you need an answer to. But be specific in what you are trying about your the outcome you are after

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Entrepreneurship Training Programme for Creatives – Ashford Summer School 2018

Entrepreneurship Training Programme for Creatives Ashford: 27 - 29 July 2018 Early Bird: €200 Standard: €300 This practical 2.5-day Entrepreneurship Training Programme for Creatives has been especially designed for all those who want to set up, run or further develop...

Developing Your Creative Career (Online)

This courses focuses on developing your creative career. It will look at understanding your purpose and passion; identifying your niche and looking at tools to help you refine your niche; as well as looking at what your dream job or career position is

Creative Thinking & Ideation Workshop

Creative Thinking and Co-Creation Techniques Workshop 13 August 2018 Ashford, Co Wicklow 10am - 5.30pm   By using a number of creative thinking techniques we will give practical examples of how you can take ideas from conception to reality. Based around the frameworks...

Creative Business Model Development

Creative Business Model Development 10 September Ashford, Co. WIcklow To run an efficient and profitable business you need to have a sound and working Business Model. In a creative and stimulating way, this workshop will help you to answer all your strategic questions...

Value Propositions: 1 day workshop

Value Proposition Design 15 October 2018 Ashford, Co Wicklow To run any successful business you need a clearly defined VALUE PROPOSITION that explains how your product/service solves your customers’ problem, need or improves their situation. A Value Proposition allows...

Events and Courses

Creative Business Model Development

Creative Business Model Development 10 September Ashford, Co. WIcklow To run an efficient and profitable business you need to have a sound and working Business Model. In a creative and stimulating way, this workshop will help you to answer all your strategic questions...

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Value Propositions: 1 day workshop

Value Proposition Design 15 October 2018 Ashford, Co Wicklow To run any successful business you need a clearly defined VALUE PROPOSITION that explains how your product/service solves your customers’ problem, need or improves their situation. A Value Proposition allows...

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Setting Your Goals – Planning your runway

Setting your goals by having a vision is one thing but we also need to set the tasks you have to take so that you can reach your vision for the future.

Setting your goals – visioning your future

Visioning, especially by drawing it rather than writing it, is critical. Our brain finds that it can resonate with a picture, so if you want to have real value then draw it.

Setting your goals – An introduction

Setting your goals is vital to your career and business development. It involves planning, setting tasks, deadlines and evaluation metrics – making your goals SMART.

Know what you want to find out

Ask your clients about a specific problem / question you need an answer to. But be specific in what you are trying about your the outcome you are after

Finding the common denomiator

You have to be open to the idea and have the vision, tenacity and sure bloody-mindedness to carry it through to fruition.

Exercises and Worksheets

Why you have to start with why

  Last week i mentioned about purpose in your creative practices, well there is also purpose or why in your creative work.. why do you do what you do? What is it that you are trying to highlight, inform, understand, present? Why do you use the medium(s) that you do?...

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What are Value Propositions? How can knowing mine help me?

What are Value Propositions? How can knowing mine help me? A robust and impactful value proposition is essential for any business to effectively engage and connect with customers, partners, stakeholders, and critically internal employees, by clearly communicating how...

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How can I use the Business Model Canvas?

Why Do We Need To Develop a Creative Business Model Canvas? When Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur wrote Business Model Generation in 2009 they couldn't have imagined all the different applications users would come up with for their Business Model Canvas. In this post...

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Check out the presentations from our recent EU Funding Workshop!

The Centre for Creative Practices and Creative Entrepreneurs Academy were delighted to present this one-off event on the mechanics and policy behind Creative Europe, Creative Europe Media, Erasmus Plus, Europe for Citizens and Horizon2020 – the EU Funding Programmes available to Creative Businesses, Organisations and Projects.

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Find Us

Address
The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride
Wicklow, Ireland, A67TK64

Hours
Monday–Friday: 10:00AM–6:00PM

Contact
tel: +353(0)858895499
email: jo@creativeentrepreneurs.ie

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